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That’s what knowing anglers say and that’s what the records conclusively show. It’s evidence that our long operative conservation program is paying dividends—to us and to thousands of fishermen who, each year, think of Maine when they start "fixin’ tackle.” Actually there’s better fishing in Maine today than there was when the first angler visited the State.

What’s your choice? Bass, trout, togue, salmon, pickerel, perch? We’ve got them all—rarin’ to match their wiles with your skill. There’s everybody’s favorite here. You can fish for yours or go for them all.

There’s plenty of elbow room in Maine’s 16,000,000 acres of wild game lands. More trout waters than in the rest of the Eastern States combined and spots galore like these throughout the state. You can cast to your heart’s content as you breathe bracing, pine scented air—fit yourself for tough work ahead. If you want to bring along a beginner, we’ll make a fisherman out of her, too.

Your Maine guide (there are 3000 of them ready to serve our fishing guests) will take you to "where they are”. To land locked salmon, for instance, that champion of fresh water game fish, found only in the waters of Maine. And a meal like this, "cooked out” by your guide is alone worth a trip to Maine. In camp you’ll eat generous portions of foods that will stick to your ribs for months.

Maine’s game wardens are friendly fellows, anxious to make your fishing something to be long remembered. They ask only that you play the game with them to preserve good fishing.

A system of 14 hatcheries and 23 rearing stations produces millions of legal size game fish annually with which our 2500 lakes and ponds and 5000 rivers and streams are being continuously re-stocked. Small wonder, then, that our out-of-State licenses have increased by over 100 per cent in the past ten years.

There are good roads to everywhere in Maine, or convenient service by bus, train or plane. You can rough it on your own, or live in comfort at a modern sporting camp in the woods, a cabin by a lake or an inn or tourist home. If you wish, we’ll take care of every detail for you in advance—arrange for your go license and accommodations. Send the coupon for our 1944 Fishing Guide.

MAINE DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION Hunting and Fishing Service 253 St. John Street, Portland, Maine

Please send me the 52-page illustrated Maine Hunting and Fishing Guide for 1944 with map of Maine fishing waters.

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Maine; Tourism; Fishing



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